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English noun: standstill

1. standstill (state) a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible


SamplesReached an impasse on the negotiations.


Synonymsdead end, deadlock, impasse, stalemate


Broader (hypernym)situation

2. standstill (event) an interruption of normal activity


Synonymsstand, tie-up


Broader (hypernym)halt, stop









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